Body found on bank of Connecticut River in Hanover is that of missing Kendal resident

HANOVER - The body of an elderly man found on the bank of the Connecticut River early Saturday morning behind the Kendal retirement community has been positively identified as that of a resident who went missing after leaving for a walk just before noon on Friday.

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    A large search effort was launched shortly before darkness fell on Friday afternoon for 91-year-old Stanley Meyers after he failed to return to Kendal.

    Police and firefighters fanned out across Hanover and neighboring Lyme and Norwich looking for Meyers whom authorities noted "struggles with memory loss."

    Members of the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team, New England Canine and New Hampshire Fish & Game joined in the effort which continued until 11:30 p.m. Friday until being suspended until daylight.

    At 8 a.m. this morning the search resumed and about 90 minutes later Meyer's body was spotted at the base of a steep embankment at the river's edge behind Kendal.

    Hanover Police Chief Charles Dennis said that at present the cause of death is undetermined pending an autopsy that will take place Monday in Concord; however, police do not suspect any foul play was involved.    

  

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